Money. Romance. Tragedy. Deception. Hulu’s 8-episode limited series “The Dropout,” the story of Elizabeth Holmes (Amanda Seyfried) and Theranos, is an unbelievable tale of ambition and fame gone terribly wrong. How did the world’s youngest self-made female billionaire lose it all in the blink of an eye?
Based on the true story of the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her health company, Theranos, The Dropout is adapted from the smash-hit podcast of the same name.
The first three episodes are set to air on Hulu, March 3rd, with the following five episodes released on a weekly-basis. The final episode is set to air April 7, 2022. For international audiences, the series will be released through the “Star” library on Disney+.
Critics have described The Dropout as being one of the best true-crime series released this year, citing the real feel of the series and the phenomenal acting of Amanda Seyfried; by the end of the series, questions arise around whether Holmes was simply a genius or a master manipulator who ran out of luck.
The series stars a phenomenal cast including the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Naveen Andrews, Laurie Metalf, Bill Irwin and many, many more — its a series you won’t want to miss, that’s for sure.
Whilst the series offers an insight into the scandal surrounding Holmes’ company, it is unique in the fact that it also offers an insight into her early life and the events leading up to her downfall. The first episode offers a swift, but informative, recap of Holmes early life and the foundation of Theranos.
Following this, the subsequent episodes slow down, focusing on the early days and development of Theranos and Holmes’ attempt to balance her intricate web of lies whilst seeking funding from venture capitalists.
This, for sure, is a series that you will not want to miss; don’t forget to tune in, March 3rd on Hulu!